Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #3
her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going
pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.
wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t
stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this
close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Maya Hughes latest, Ruthless King. Hopefully, you are already familiar with the Kings of Rittenhouse, but if not – please catch up, you are missing out on some seriously sexy young men!
This installment is about Emmett and Avery… They were high school sweethearts, crazy in love, and Emmett wanted nothing more than to spend his life with Avery. Until everything suddenly changed, and the young man became broken and unable to move on. Fast forward seven years and they are suddenly thrown together again. He tries so hard to stay angry, but thankfully, he starts losing that momentum.
First, I have loved this series so much! However, this one is by far my favorite of the series. Why you ask? Because I completely fell in love with Emmett! This beautiful man has a heart of gold, has only ever wanted a connection with family and loved ones, but also attempts to put up this tough exterior. In a word, he was just, swoon-worthy! Don’t get me wrong, he screwed up several times throughout the story because he reacted passionately and didn’t think things through. After living such a financially privileged life, he struggled to understand that he didn’t need to use money to gain friendship and/or love. He couldn’t get past his past with Avery, and he couldn’t understand why his parents never wanted a relationship with him and then suddenly wouldn’t leave him alone. The guy was going through some issues…
Then there was Avery who is the epitome of a survivor. A strong and selfless character that devoted her life to caring for her sister because her Dad was too wrapped up in his own issues. I wasn’t sure how I felt about her initially, but once I knew the whole story I completely loved and respected her character.
Ruthless King’s plot is way too in-depth for me to go more into without giving away spoilers. However, I can say that this book has so many good themes, messages, and just happy feels. It doesn’t feel that way for a lot of the time reading because Hughes” does an excellent job at keeping the reader guessing, but this was just a fantastic book. She touches on family, especially the not-so-pretty sides of family, she addresses trust and communication, second-chances, romance, love, and hope.
But for me, I’m left with the overall feeling that sometimes people are just meant-to-be, despite everything else on the planet, they are it for each other. Outside forces and betrayals can be handled, if you believe in each other and what you know to be true in your heart.
Amazing novel! I can’t recommend this one enough.
*Thanks to GMB and the author for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!
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